Tel: 0790 1003201  Email: phil@owlandkestrel.co.uk

Owl nest boxes

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Phil Lavender`s Original Owl & Kestrel 'Tyre' Nest Boxes
Made from recycled materials
baby Owl  Phil fitting a Next Box

People don't care how much you know
until they know how much you care”
― Theodore Roosevelt 

I was 12 when I put up my first owl box, which fell apart after two years.
Now many years later and a few hundred boxes further on, I have built & tested many variations,

In 2011 I created this new tyre design, and instantly recognised that it was superior to anything I'd previously made or seen.
Kestrel Box
Barn Owl Box
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Barn Owl Box

Small Barn Owl Box
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Tawny Owl Box
Tawny Owl Box
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Little Owl Box
Little Owl Box
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Tawny Owl Chicks
Baby Owls
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  Tawny Owl Box

Tawny Owl Box
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  Kestrel Chicks

Kestrel chicks
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The lack of natural nesting sites
 (tree cavities, derelict barns).
can affect the breeding success of owls and kestrels. 
If ideal nesting sites are not available, they may attempt to nest in more open sites which have a much lower success rate. They will desert if disturbed too often or the nest may get predated, or they simply may not breed at all.

Hollow trees are rare particularly in gardens and urban areas. Decaying trees are monumentally important to wildlife but are considered dangerous to humans.  So being over-cautious we generally have them felled.  You'd think we were the endangered species!

Too many old trees have become victims of the chainsaw through fear and ignorance. Strict health & safety measures go way over the top, leaving wildlife deprived of the habitat they need. We have to be more aware of our actions.

Click the image below to watch a 2014 video of Kestrel Chicks at Havant.
YouTube

Have a Nest Box installed
A Nest Box will give an opportunity for a pair of Owls/Kestrels to breed in a  sheltered & secure environment,  which is what attracts them

The Box  Back To Top
Being Unique in design and construction, with curves not squares, these boxes closely resemble a natural hollow and blend in well with the tree and environment. Made from durable materials and built to last.

Kestrels will nest in many types of habitat including open country, farmland, woodland edges, parks and gardens even in urban centres. 

Tawny Owls prefer wooded areas and gardens with some mature trees. These superb birds urgently need nest sites in urban and rural gardens

Little Owls like open country, farmland, paddocks and large gardens with hedgerows and trees.

Barn Owls need open country and farmland with rough grassland and hedgerows or young forest plantations. Needs a mature tree or quiet barn, at least 1km away from busy roads.


Many opportunities exist for barns to be adapted to greatly increase the chances for Barn Owls to nest. Often only minimal adjustments are all that is necessary.


Installation  Back To Top
The boxes come with a simple fitting kit, instructions and advice on where best to site the box.

There is also the option of installing a camera for live viewing or recording the action.

Once occupied, the birds usually return to breed year after year

 


Buy Now/Prices  Back To Top

Barrel Barn Owl Box £85.00
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Little owl £65.00
  Tawny owl £65.00
 
  Kestrel Box £58.00
 
  per Box -
Post & Packing
£15.00
 


Contact Infomation Back To Top

please telephone or email:

Phil Lavender

Tel: 0790 1003201

Email: phil@owlandkestrel.co.uk

For more wildlife information please visit Hampshire Wildlife Trust

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